Friendship are a band from Japan that plays a mixture of power violence, grindcore, doom metal and sludge and this is a review of their 2017 compilation album which will be released in February by Sentient Ruin Laboratories and consists of their first 2 ep's.
A very fast and brutal sound starts off the album along with a great amount of blast beats and power violence elements and the vocals are mostly growls and the faster sections of the songs are heavily influenced by grindcore and when the music slows down it brings in more of a sludge and doom metal style.
All of the musical instruments on the recording have a very powerful sound to them while the amp sounds gives the songs of touch of noise and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and also mixing in touches of crust and d beat and some of t he riffs also bring in a small amount of melody and none of the songs ever bring in guitar solos and leads an d the compilation always remains true to a very heavy musical direction.
Friendship creates a musical style that takes the speed, aggression and brutality of grindcore and power violence and mixes it in with the slower more heavier style of sludge and doom to create a sound of their own, the production sounds very dark and heavy while the lyrics cover dark, violent and angry themes.
in my opinion Friendship are a very great sounding mixture of grindcore, power violence, sludge and doom metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "T.R.O.Y" "Bill Evans" "Slaughterhouse" and "El Chapo". 8 out of 10.